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Behind the lens | from Metallica to Jake Gyllenhaal at the Toronto International Film Festival

Behind the lens | From Metallica to Jake Gyllenhaal at the Toronto International Film Festival

Posted On: 7:30 a.m. | September 27, 2013

Oh Canada… “The True North strong and free!” I wasn’t quite singing it as I drove over the border from Buffalo, NY., where I had shipped my lighting case to a friend. But leaving the country for the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the premier festivals of the season, definitely had me excited to tackle as many portraits as I could during my stay in Canada’s largest city. ... View Post»

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Welcome to SlapCon

Posted On: 9:43 a.m. | September 26, 2013

An annual two-day slapstick convention, SlapCon features workshops in physical comedy, experimental improvisation, juggling and lots of falling down. View Post»

Behind the lens | the Dodgers celebrate the playoffs with a swim

Behind the lens | the Dodgers celebrate the playoffs with a swim

Posted On: 3:50 p.m. | September 25, 2013

Midway through the locker room celebration a player called for a celebratory swim. The next thing I know I am running with 10 players towards the swimming pool in Chase Field where the Dodgers had just beaten the Diamondbacks to clinch a playoff spot. Yasiel Puig does a swan dive; Hyun-Jin Ryu does a cannon ball. My feet are soaked and I am stressed about making deadline but I am fairly certain... View Post»

Paul McCartney

Hollywood Blvd. shut down for Paul McCartney concert

Posted On: 9:03 p.m. | September 23, 2013

Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. is shut down to traffic for a performance by Paul McCartney on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. View Post»

65th Primetime Emmy Awards | Sept. 22, 2013

65th Primetime Emmy Awards | Sept. 22, 2013

Posted On: 9:37 p.m. | September 22, 2013

Framework presents highlights from the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, documented by photographers of the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy. View Post»

Being a girl everyday

Being a girl every day

Posted On: 10:21 p.m. | September 18, 2013

When the thought of running for homecoming queen first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself. Now the high school senior sees it as a chance to make a statement. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 4:37 p.m. | September 17, 2013

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, and they're usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don't make the cut. "Outtakes" presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. Follow Luis Sinco on Twitter @luissinco View Post»

Wet Electric Festival mixes music, sand and ocean in Huntington Beach

Wet Electric Festival mixes music, sand and ocean in Huntington Beach

Posted On: 7:29 a.m. | September 16, 2013

By Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times The mood at Saturday night’s Wet Electric music festival in Huntington State Beach was filled with excitement as young people rallied together around a common love: electronic music mixed by DJs. Young people (and a few older ones) were dancing with their hands in the air, snapping selfies, enjoying the electronic music and splashing around at the... View Post»

From La Placita Church to Our Lady of the Angels, a modern revival

From La Placita Church to Our Lady of the Angels, a modern revival

Posted On: 2:25 p.m. | September 15, 2013

Organized by a Catholic devotional society called the Queen of Angels Foundation, the event featured a parade of Catholic faithful wheeling a float, adorned with flowers and a statue of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus through the streets of L.A. to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. View Post»

Last man standing

Last man standing: Range wars in Nevada

Posted On: 10:22 p.m. | September 14, 2013

For two decades, Cliven Bundy has waged a one-man range war with federal officials over his cattle grazing Bundy believes big government is trying to sabotage his plans to one day hand over the ranch’s reins to his son, stripping Bundy of land-use rights his family spent a century earning. He says over-regulation has already driven scores of fellow ranchers in sprawling Clark County out of... View Post»

'I'm alive ...'

‘I’m alive …’

Posted On: 8:34 a.m. | September 13, 2013

In the Spring of 2012, a car accident left teenager Mika Fleming in a coma for almost a month. After a year of rehabilitation, physical therapy, homeschooling and patience, Mika has returned to school for her senior year. View Post»

Dodgers streaking towards October baseball

Dodgers streaking toward October baseball

Posted On: 10:45 p.m. | September 11, 2013

What started as a nightmare season for the Dodgers is turning into something special. Less than three months ago, the most expensive team ever assembled in the history of baseball looked as if it was doomed for failure. The low point came on June 21, when the Dodgers dropped a 5-2 decision to the under-funded and under-talented San Diego Padres. View Post»

Restoring the Wilshire Temple

Restoring Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Posted On: 1:05 p.m. | September 5, 2013

For Los Angeles’ oldest Jewish congregation, this week’s High Holy Days marked the official unveiling of the long-overdue renovation of their storied Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown and the beginning of an ambitious new mission. Between 2014 and 2020, plans call for renovating the existing nursery school and adding an elementary school, parking structure and extensive social... View Post»

Behind the Lens | Early morning news photographer

Behind the lens | Early morning news photographer

Posted On: 6:56 p.m. | September 3, 2013

They say, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise. I wake up every morning at 4:30 a.m. and I can’t say if it has made me any wiser, but what I can tell you, is that it makes for some groggy afternoons. View Post»

Blind juggler

‘World’s fastest juggler’ is legally blind

Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | September 3, 2013

Juggler Nino Frediani, 73, has performed across Europe and Africa, tossing rings, knives and torches with masterful skill. But there's one thing his audiences never knew. He's legally blind. Read the full story by John M. Glionna "In Las Vegas, the 'world's fastest juggler' shares his big secret." View Post»

The vibe is the thing for New York surfers

Montauk is the Malibu of the ’60s for New York surfers

Posted On: 6:30 a.m. | August 31, 2013

It’s a three-hour drive from midtown Manhattan to the tip of Long Island, where you’ll find a scene similar to Malibu of the 1960s. Montauk, New York, is a summer destination for many and a winter hideout for others. It might not have the climate of Malibu, but it has the clout. In fact, a few years back Surfer magazine ranked Montauk the 9th best surf town in the U.S., right behind Malibu.... View Post»


Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.


  • Jeff Amlotte
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  • Liz O. Baylen
  • Mark Boster
  • Bob Chamberlin
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  • Michael Robinson Chavez
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  • Jay L. Clendenin
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